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New York Red Bulls Add Brazilian Forward Fábio Roberto Gomes Netto on Loan

The New York Red Bulls have added Brazilian Forward Fábio Roberto Gomes Netto on loan from Oeste FC, the club announced today. Fábio, who will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 visa and ITC, will be on loan through June of 2021, with a club option to purchase. The forward will occupy an international spot on the Red Bulls roster.

“We’re pleased to welcome Fábio,” said Head of Sport Kevin Thelwell. “Fábio has a strong physical profile, excellent work ethic, and he’s shown that he can score and assist while playing on his own, and with another forward. We’re happy to add Fábio to our roster and look forward to integrating him into our team.”

With New York not standing still in the transfer market, adding depth pieces with young talent along the way, the striker's position was a glaring omission. Not anymore it seems. The Red Bulls may have finally found that attacking option to add with Barlow, Harper and, White.

Fábio, 23, most recently played with Oeste FC, a Second-Tier Brazilian squad, tallying five goals and two assists in 15 matches played while wearing the captain’s armband four times from November of 2020 to January of 2021. He was Serie B’s second-highest scorer in 2019 with 15 goals in 32 games played.  In two seasons with Oeste FC, the Brazilian forward has accrued 20 goals, and two assists in 47 matches played.

“I am very pleased with Fábio's agreement,” said Head Coach Gerhard Struber. “He is very hardworking, which we like in all our forwards for our style of play, and is impressed with his physical play and finishing. Fábio already has international experience and has scored decisive goals in strong leagues. We now want to integrate him into our team and our style of play.”

Fábio spent the 2020 season on loan with Albirex Niigata, a Second-Tier Japanese team, recording five goals and three assists in 19 games played over 1,380 minutes.

With youth and development being the overall theme for this club, time will tell if this latest addition will have an impact on the season ahead.


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